Sunshine Jazz Organization of Miami Florida Presents Dana Paul and His Elektric-Fused Jazztet 8/29/10

Sunshine Jazz Organization of South Florida
Sunday August 29, 2010
Joseph Caleb Auditorium 5400 NW 22nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33142.
Tickets $12.00 Advance, seniors & SJO members; $10.00 groups of 10; $15.00 at Door. Purchase and info call SJO (305)693-2594; Caleb Box Office (305)636-2350.

Superb vocal artistry combines with Jazz Fusion classics on Sunday, August 29, 2010, from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at the Joseph Caleb Center’s Mocha Jazz Café when Sunshine Jazz Organization presents this amazing quartet of South Florida’s premier musical talents.

Dana Paul is known not only as a singer’s singer, he’s regarded as a musician’s singer. His sensational vocal talents are internationally recognized and, paired with a charming personality and energetic stage presence, Dana has been on the A List for many years. His musical influences are easily apparent – from Tony Bennett and Joe Williams to Al Jarreau, George Benson, Frank Sinatra, Lou Rawls and Mel Torme to hipsters like Mark Murphy and Kurt Elling. His “Elektric- Fused Jazztet” promises to deliver an unforgettable performance of exciting Jazz. Dana Paul has a superb mastery of vocal performance and collaboration and, coupled with an immense passion for music and people, and joined by his stellar band mates, audience members will surely be taken on a fabulous musical journey.

Brian Murphy joining Dana on Piano and Keyboards, enjoys a long and esteemed career. Brian created, supervised and recorded many special arrangements for the King of Latin Music – Tito Puente, and has been Music Director/Accompanist with artists as diverse as Ira Sullivan, Wynton Marsalis, Diana Krall, Arturo Sandoval, Albert Collins, The Dance Theatre of Harlem, Dame Shirley Bassey, Dana Paul and more.

Drummer, Carlomagna Araya, has degrees from U.M’s Frost School of Music and formal training at Berklee College of Music. One of the busiest players on the scene, he has performed on two multiple-Grammy nominated albums, winning “Best World Music Album” and “Best Tropical Contemporary Album” with Ruben Blades. Araya’s versatility has earned him opportunities to perform in many prestigious venues including Carnegie Hall, Apollo Theater, Olympia Theater (Paris), and Jazz festivals including Montreux, JVC, Hamburg, Monterey, and Puerto Rico’s Heineken Jazz Fest.

Bassist, Nicky Orta, is from a musical family and discovered his calling at a young age. He has studied with some of South Florida’s finest instructors including Vince Bredice, John Georgini and Whit Sidener. Nicky’s versatility has enabled him to play with many top artists including Arturo Sandoval, Randy Brecker, Wayne Newton, “Cachao” Lopez, Othello Molineaux, Toots Thielemans, James Moody, Duffy Jackson, Julio Iglesias and more. He received a Grammy nomination in 2006 for his work on the album “And Sammy Walked In” by Sammy Figueroa & His Latin Jazz Explosion.

Don’t miss this exciting performance and gathering as Sunshine Jazz Organization celebrates South Florida’s Jazz Talent.

Since 1987, The Sunshine Jazz Organization has continued to promote and preserve our precious art form – Jazz.

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